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Pag Page 2B -- The Gienviile Democrat/Pathf'mder -- Thursday, Feb. 5, 2004 I I I Ger ddmeMarks 462-7477 Winter brings frustration, broken bones SHAUN, JOANNA, MEGAN AND MATTHEW ALLEN This picture was in one of my Christ- mas cards. Shaun is my brother Eugene's son. The children sure have grown since last year. Shaun and his family live in King George, VA. His work takes him all over the United States and to some foreign countries. Sounds interesting. Megan and Matthew are Eugene and Wanda's only grandchildren. We are still having an old time winter with cold, snow and cold wind: We've also had our share of freezing rain. Last Sunday we had 22 and lots of rain. It froze on walks, roads and the like. There was no school on Mon- day and Wednesday. Our weatherman says it's only seven weeks until spring, but he thinks Old Man Winter has some more tricks up his sleeve before he gives in to Spring. By the time you read this, Ground- hog Day will have come and gone. He almost always sees his shadow, but six weeks of weather isn't so bad. Last week, Grandson Ben broke his leg. He had surgery in the Weston Hospital and spent a night there. He isn't allowed to walk on his foot for 10 days. He is already tired of lying in bed watching TV. A neighbor and reader, Jeannie Kennedy, broke her elbow. I'm sure she is trying to figure out new ways to do lots of things with her arm. Hope you both recover real fast. We are all thankful for Dr. Snead, He is a bone specialist in Weston and good at his I II II I I I I III I I I - Pat's I heard on the news that Capt. Kan- Pat Ridpath, Burnsville garoo has died. His was one of my 853-2401 children' favorite programs. They i m ii, i , mor.,n I doo , Columnist ExpressesAppreciation that any parents objected to their chil- dren watching him. Thank you all for the many greet- I remember the year our youngest ings by cards, calls and email to my child, Jeannie, was in Kindergarten. sister's address! Makes it (almost) She had Wed. off and usually was worth turning seventy!! Oh, dear, I tired and slept in. I went to the barn to didn't say that! milk and feed. There wasn't any hay I did not personally know the down to feed the cows, so I climbed Johnson sisters who died in the tragic up into the hayloft. This ws one of my fire at Flatwoods recently! I can tell, least favorite jobs. I just didnt' like to though, that Nancy and Glenda were climb the ladder. The third hay bale I active citizens in their community threw down knocked the ladder down, and loved by family and friends. Such and I was stuck! a devastating loss! My sympathies to I could throw down apile of hay and the family and friends. jump on it, but figured Ralph wouldn't Do you have memories, pictures or want that much hay downstairs. I fig- memorabilia about railroads in the ured I could yell at Jeannie, but knew Orlando, WV area? Brad Riffle is Ralph often yelled for me from the trying to gather as much history as barn and got really frustrated becasue possible about this. I am sure we will I didn't hear him. Our new house was all be delighted with his final product insulated and had storm doors. Ralph when he gets it all together. Just like could yell from the barn at the old David Panner who is collecting pic- house and get the attention of every- turfs and putting together new year- one in the house. I thought I might yell books from graduating classes of at a car going by and figured they Burnsville. What wonderfui projects, might think I was crazy, and what an amazing amount of en- Iyelled forJeannie. Shewas watch- ergy these men have! You can reach ing Captain Kangeroo and heard me. Brad at (828) 651-9248, or email I was tickled when she raised the, or write to him window and answered me. Jeannie at 3 Sandra Drive, Ashviile, NC came to the barn and knew exactly 28803. what to do. She tied a rope to the end Peggy Ann (Wiant) Hardman re- of the ladder and threw the other end minded me that Richard Palmer (bet- of the rope up to me. I wasn't thinking ter known as'KO') was also a member that fast. I sure was glad to get down. of the class I listed in the last chat. We I've been hearing some really good decided that the reason his name was news, bills are being promoted in leg- missing from the eighth-grade list is islature to limit the amount of time that he moved away for some years school children can spend on a school about that time, but he did move back bus. rm glad some eyes have been and graduate from high school with opened to this problem. It is hard to them. teach tired children and our children Toni Wine missed a few birthdays are our hope for tomorrow. We can't for her February list, so here are the shortchange them. others: Drew Gaylon Duffield, Feb. We hear we must consolidate, but 4;.rand she emphasizes again, her morn, states around us have learned their Anitra Wine on Feb. 12; Debbie lesson and are building more smaller Gillespie, her friend, Feb. 15; Dylan schools. Why does WV have money Wayne Ratliff, Feb. 16; Kevip Cogar, to consolidate and build, bigger Feb. 22. She also says"Braxton Eagles schools, but don't have money to keep Boys- February 21, LKC night cham- the schools as they are? I agree that pions. Go Chase Holcomb, number there aren't as many children as there 21 of Eagles Boys." used to be, but they are all we have. Toni wants to say Congratulations We can't let them down. to Leon and Stacey Butler who had their first baby, a son, Garrett Wayne Butler, Friday, January 23, 2004. I understand there was a Kanawha DONATION MUCH APPRECIATED - Tanner High School Alumni Association donates $100.00 to Tanner Building Board. Pictured from left to right are: Judy Meadows, Rosa Belle Gainer, Secretary-Tresurer of THSAA. Kenneth Townsend, Richard Pettit, President of Tanner Buidling Board, recidving the check, and Brenda Lawson i Alumni Association meeting recently which, if I knew about it, I forg~St~ hope someone will let me know iP there is information I should include in my Chat so that everyone will be anticipating our reunion in May. ; The Annual Commencement of Sah Lick District Eighth Grade Graduates on Wednesday, May 22, 1947 at the Burnsville High School Auditorium included the following: Participants , other than graduates were Autumn Amos, who played the processional ,,,,, , __ HELEN WHITE and recessional and conducted the entertainment of a Band Concert be- fore the graduation ceremonies; Pas- tor Noble Crew who gave the Invoca- tion and Benediction; Burnsville Grade School Chorus sang a couple of songs; Robert T. Crawford, Dean at Gienville State College gave the graduating address; J. O. McLaughlin, Superintendent of Braxton county Schools, presented the graduates; Roy Be. Cartright, Assistant County Su- perintendent, presented the diplomas. The graduates listed after their vari- ous schools were: Benny's Run: Nancy Ann Conrad. Burns Run: Sarah Kathern Dean. Burnsville Grade: Hazel Mac Brown; Gene Brown; Paul Blake; Herbert Riffle; John Howard Shreve; Patricia Sue Wiant; Carl Eugene. Sizemore; William Eugene Hibbs; James Lee James; Iva Lou Love; Raymond Conrad; Jane Maulsby; Betty Jean Graff; William Earl McKnight; James Michael Shaver; James Robert Cobb; Glendaline Fern Riffle; Vonda Taylor; Georgia Ida Burrouglr, Betty Lou Smith. Cogar: James W. Smith. Copen: VirginiaA. Gregory; Den- nis lee McLadghlin; Donald E. Post; Gerald L. Nicholson; Mary H. McLaughlin; Kenneth L. Pulliam; Leon Wilson; Casteele B. Steele; Lawrence R. Kelley. Green Hill: Kenneth E. Cunningham. Falls Mill: Eioise M. Williams; Velma Slaughter; Helen Phillips; Harriett Teter. Harper: Joseph M. Stalnaker. Long Run: Myrtle J. Conley; Nellie M. Singleton; Thomas Adrian Conley; Holta C. Ratliff; Harmon Blake; Homer L. Brown. McCauley Run: Dorthy Mac McCauley; Hey F. Wine. Mudlick: Mary E. Shields. Orlando: Peggy L. Skinner; Jane Conley; John W. Moran; Sherman F. Wilson; Virginia Dare Skinner; John G. Spinks; Jacob H. Riffle; Clifford R. Strader. Pleasant Hill: Eiva J. Bosley; Aubrey K. Williston. Riffle Run: Homer S. Heater; Pauline H. Conrad; Mary L. McCauley. Spruce Fork: Betty Jane Moats; Viola Pearl Dean; Charles E. Robinson. Stone Coal: Emogene Gibson; Ri- chard L. Wimer; Lucius Krafft. Warner: Lucy E. Posey; Wanda Lee Townsend. Next week: the exciting Operetta. Maranatha! The Rosedale Community Neigh- borhood Watch program formed on May 8, 2003, has opened a law en- forcement sub-station located at the Rosedale Community Center in an effort to improve working conditions for law enforcement officers conduct- alternative. It is believed the level of use of the temporary facility will give the group information necessary to better assess the benefits of whether it should proceed in the future with the planning of a permanent and separate law enforcement sub-station. ing patrols and investigations in the Various members of the Rosedale Rosedale area. The new center was " Community Neighborhood Watch Evelyn Carson 462-8828 Birthday Last week, my daughter and son-in- law surprised me on my 85th birth- day. The Senior Center was also gra- cious in allowing my friends and fam- ily to surpise me there, also, with a cake. I understand that Virgina Blake and Bonnie Drake were the master- minds, so thank you both. Thanks a lot to those who gave me girls and cards and visited! | surprises There was a good crowd at the Center's Covered Dish Dinner on Fri- day, Jan. 23. Roger Weese and his wife, Jean, took me shopping that evening and treated me for supper at Long John Silver's for my birthday. I hope all the sick are feeling better. I hope all the lonely are as surprised with the goodness of others as I was. So long until next time. II II Margaret Radcliff 462-8250 I l But who's counting? Snow, I have had enough. Ice, I have had more than enoogh. Now the cold temperatures are getting to me! In the process of trying to deal with everything, I broke the truck. I don't know my own strength. I went to leave Wednesday evening, and I broke the gear selector. I called Paul Hoak, my substitute, to the rescue. He helped me Thursday morning while we were getting the truck repaired. Now I am afraid to drive. What will I break next? The cold is keeping my neighbors inside. Mildred Radcliff said the cold is really hard on Lanta. He can't get out -- it is so cold, so he is driving her nuts. Maybe the cold is a blessing in itsel f. It has stopped, or at least s!owed ~1 down, the flu bug. As I write this mice, there are 51 days till spring. 0~ JoAnn Woodyard 462-7093 Senior Day attended Frank and Tena Postalwait visited tery dollar. Hopefully, the trip will Nancy Bush and her mother, Wilma, help. I hear there was a nice crowd in of near Troy recently. They also went spite of the weather. to Parkersburg and enjoyed lunch at Best wishes go out to all those that Ryan's. have February birthdays. WayneandlenjoyedtakingMikala, We are anxious for Feb. 28 as we our granddaughter, out for a little are to get another grandchild. sleigh ride which she enjoyed. I told I had a surprise call today. A friend, her next time we would make a Irene (Shiflett)Walliser, called. We snowman, had a nice chat on the phone. Wayne enjoyed going on the van Helpful Cooking Hints: with other Senior Citizens to the You can cut a meringue pie cleanly Charleston Civic Center to the Senior by coating both sides of the knife Rally about the Fair Share of the Lot- lightly with butter. officiallyopenedonJanuary26,20(M, program volunteered their time and The physical location ofthe town efforts in preparing and modifying INTERN KATHERINE FRIDDLE AND DELEGATE BRENT BOGGS ThelmaRadcli willturn89y of Ros e, being on the outside neces ,.V por ons of the huilding to DelegateBoggs honored tobe assigned old on Friday, February 6, 2003. fringesofBraxtonandGiimerCoun- make it morc suitahle for its new use. Friends and family are invited to send ties (in fact, the county lines divide Thegroupparticularlyappreciatestheinterh for 2004 1 egislative Session. her cards to help her celebrate this Rosedale in hal0, makes it an ex- assistance, advice,and cost discount Delegate Brent Boggs has been as- met more people in two days than I special occasion. Please mail cards to tremely difficult location for taw en- provided by Lloyd s Ace Hardware in HC 78, Box 49, Troy, WV, 26443. forcement to patrol, due its distance Flatwoods in the selection and pur- signed an intern for the second half of have in my entire life." from any sort of facilities. Recogniz- chase of a proper locking mechanism the 2004 regular session of the West Friddle said she expects to learn ing the need for law enforcement of- for the building. Virginia Legislature. how politics really affect government ricers to be provided a place where The center will be available to law Katherine Friddie, a political sci- in West Virginia and how bills ~e various facilities will be available to enforcement officers 24 hours a day ence senior, is a Judith Herndon Fel- made. It'sbeen pretty intense so far, them on a 24 hour-a-day, 7 day-a- and will provide them a place to con- low Intern from West Virginia Friddle added. week basis, the group has worked in duct investigations, local telephone Wesleyan College. She hopes to go to Delegate Boggs said it is an honor "conjunction with the operating corn- service, internetaccess, refreshments, West Virginia University's Law to have an intern and to have the mittee of the Rosedale Community andrestroom facilities. The Rosedale School. opportunity to take part in the learn- Center to open the building to law Community Neighborhood Watch Friddle said she was interested in ing process for the next generation. enforcement personnel, program will provide access to the theinternshipbecausesheenjoyspoli- ' I consider it a great responsibility The Rosedale Community Neigh- center to law enforcement officers tics and hopes one day to work in to be a mentor to this young woman borhood Watch has been researching from the Braxton and Gilmer County government here in West Virginia. and I take seriously my duty to show numerous viable options to assist law Sheriff Departments, West Virginia "I know this will he a great learning her and teach her how important her Family expresses WRITING COMPETITION WINNER - Lacey Peterson, 9- year-old daughter of Phillip and We would like tO express our grati- tude for the concern shown to our family in the recent loss of our mother, Helen White. Following the funeral service at Crooked Fork Church, all family and friends shared a huge de- licious meal. It was hosted by Rosedale Baptist Church and coordinated by cousin Anne Stewart. Also participating, were other great cooks from Crooked enforcement in the area. One of the State Police, the West Virginia De- options under consideration has been partment of Natural Resources, and tolmildasub-station. When the Com- any other law enforcement entities munity Center building was offered, who may desire use of the center. it appeared to he a good temporary on will be at Jp Route 47, Smithville Fri., Feb. 13 & Sat., Feb. 14 9:30 p.m. - 1:30 a.m. $5.00 cover experience/' Friddle said. "I have role in.government is," B.oggs said. BANKRUPTCY? FREE CONSUL TA TION EVENING AND SATURDAY APPOINTMENTS J. PATRICK BOWER Attorney at Law 525 Goff Building Clarksburg, WV 2630i (304) 622-o183 Mary White Peterson of Waynesburg, PA recently won two awards for a poem and short story Fork as well as Aunt Pat Moore and she entered in her school's the Rosedale Methodist Church, We (Waynesburg Central Elementary) PTA Reflections Contest. Lacey, has entered and won for three consecutive years. She is the granddaughter of Gerald and Ruth White of roll rtbm P, mmum ot the great-granddaughter of Dorothy Peterson of Glenville. shall never forget your kindness, the wonderful food, and fellowship. In appreciation, Patricia White Yeager, Grafton, Ohio and Jeanne White Dunlap, Somerset, Kentucky. Knowing more about your auto Insurance can help you steer clear of unexpected expenses,